After the longest-reigning British monarch died at the age of 96, every US president has paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II.
Elizabeth died Thursday at her Scottish estate, Buckingham Palace announced.
During her lifetime, the Queen met with every American president since Harry Truman, except Lyndon Johnson.
Former President Trump praised Elizabeth for her “extraordinary service to her people” and wrote in a Truth Social post, “May God bless the Queen. She will forever reign in our hearts.” May she do, and may God take care of her and Prince Philip.”
US President Donald Trump and Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II inspect the Guard of Honor, which consists of the Coldstream Guard, at Windsor Castle in Windsor, England, Friday, July 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, Pool)
The 45th president appeared to share a special affinity with the Queen, who said she was loved by her mother. He called Elizabeth “an incredible woman.”
“What a magnificent and beautiful woman she was,” Trump said in a statement Thursday. “There was no one like her.”
Former President Barack Obama offered a lengthy tribute to the Queen just hours after her death was announced.
“Michelle and I were lucky enough to get to know Her Majesty the Queen, and she meant a lot to us,” Obama said.
In this May 25, 2011 file photo, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama welcome Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip to a mutual dinner at Winfield House in London. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
The former commander-in-chief highlighted a personal experience with Elizabeth during a visit to the UK in 2009.
“Early in our lives as President and First Lady, she welcomed us onto the world stage with open arms and extraordinary generosity,” Obama said.
“Time and again, we were struck by her warmth, the way she put people at ease, and how she brought her considerable humor and charm to moments of great pomp and circumstance.”
Obama praised Elizabeth’s “dedicated leadership” and said he and the former first lady were “in awe of her tireless and dignified legacy of public service.”
In this Saturday, June 4, 1994 file photo, Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom stands next to President Bill Clinton at the 50th anniversary dinner for D-Day at Guildhall in Portsmouth, England. sitting and smiling (AP Photo/Doug Mills, File)
Former President Bill Clinton said he and his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, are “in gratitude” with people “around the world.” [Elizabeth’s] life. “
The 42nd President called the Queen “a source of stability, tranquility and strength” and said, “The Queen has shown us over the years, especially during her visits to Buckingham Palace in 1995 and 2000. Thank you for your kindness.
In this May 7, 2007 file photo, President Bush and Queen Elizabeth II arrive on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington to attend the arrival ceremony. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
Former President George W. Bush recalled his wife Laura Bush’s time at Buckingham Palace, saying in a statement, “Having tea with Her Majesty the Queen and her Corgi dog was a treat for the President. It’s one of our favorite memories of the era.”
“Our world has benefited from her unwavering determination. We are grateful for her decades of sovereign service.”
In this file photo dated May 1977, U.S. President Jimmy Carter (right) and Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II are photographed with French President Valerie Giscard d’Estaing at Buckingham Palace in London. (pool photo via AP, file)
Former President Jimmy Carter, 97, who was born two years before Elizabeth, said he and his wife Rosalyn extended their condolences to the monarch’s family and the citizens of Britain.
“Her dignity, grace and sense of duty were an inspiration,” Carter said of Elizabeth in a statement, adding, “We join millions of people around the world in mourning a great leader.”